Cort Manson Stage Series Classic TC, Scotch Blonde Natural

Cort Manson Stage Series Classic TC, Scotch Blonde Natural

Designed by reknowned electric guitar maker, Hugh Manson
Ergonomic Body Contour

Key Points
  • Ash Body
  • Hard Maple Neck
  • Bolt-On Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard

Manufacturer: Cort
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Normally: £469.00
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Cort Manson Stage Series Classic TC, Scotch Blonde Natural

Designed by reknowned electric guitar maker, Hugh Manson

Cort Manson Stage Series Classic TC, Scotch Blonde Natural


Fans of Matt Bellamy might recognise this slightly wonky Tele-shaped guitar, as his signature MBC1 is based in this design. This one has a more traditional colour-scheme though.

Classic TC

In the Classic TC you will find an instrument that has a timeless classic design, but with just the right elements of evolution. Painstakingly designed by Hugh Manson and his Manson Guitar Works team in the UK, the Classic TC elicits passion as soon as you strap it on. Below you can explore the careful steps taken to make this perfectly evolved classic.

Manson Guitar Works

Hugh Manson has been making custom guitars for over 30 years and has earned an enviable reputation within the guitar community for innovation and quality, making electric guitars for some of the world's best known rock & roll superstars, including John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin and Matthew Bellamy from Muse. We collaborated with Hugh to create two great new instruments.


The body styling on the MS Series guitars was designed by Hugh Manson, with him considering each detail for these instruments. Both comfort and appearance was enhanced with an elegantly contoured arm cut on the top. The back has a "tummy cut" as a key comfort evolution feature. This modification to the back has been carefully laid out on the bodies of the MS guitars for maximum comfort without removing unnecessary amounts of wood. The lines of the Manson designed body are graceful for aesthetic beauty as well as for ergonomic considerations.


Often overlooked, the control plate and hardware not only provide functionality but contribute significantly to the sound of the guitar as well as enhanced playing experience. The blade 3-way switch so common on guitars of this style has been replaced with a toggle switch. Even the exact travel of the switch was precisely defined by Mr. Manson to maximize playability. The bridge selected for the Classic TC has six individual saddles designed to enhance intonation and string height adjustment.


Hugh set a high standard for the pickups for the Classic TC. As he does on all of his instruments he designed and voiced the pickups for this specific instrument. He demanded that the pickups go beyond just being the expected classic sonic profile. At the Manson Guitar Works UK headquarters where the Classic TC was designed and came to life, the team wanted to rise to the challenge of creating a pickup set that could both cover the classic vintage tones you might expect adding a nod to modernity.


The spoke nut hotrod truss rod ensures smooth and precise setting of the neck bow. Often overlooked by many guitarists, the neck bow (or relief) is very critical for the best possible playability. This new truss rod adjustment feature allows the player to dial in the exact amount of neck bow depending the player’s technique and playing style. Whether you are a legato fusion player with a light touch or a Texas blues master who digs hard into the strings in the lower register, this new truss rod will allow you to dial in the exact amount of bow to suit your style.


  • CONSTRUCTION     Bolt-On
  • CUTAWAY     Single Cutaway
  • BODY     Ash
  • NECK     Canadian Hard Maple
  • FRETBOARD     Rosewood (Compound Radius: 1F: 305mm (12") radius, 24F : 400mm (15.75") radius
  • FRETS     22 Frets
  • SCALE     25.5” (648mm) Scale
  • INLAY     Dot
  • TUNERS     Die-Casting
  • PICKUPS     Manson Single Coil Pickups
  • ELECTRONICS     1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3Way Pickup Selector
  • HARDWARE     Chrome
  • STRINGS     D'Addario Strings
  • SPECIAL     Spoke Nut Hot-rod Trussrod

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